Old photo taken in Nigeria’s Ogun state falsely presented as new Abuja rice pyramids

Published on 19/01/2022 at 14:14

An image of rice bags stacked onto wooden scaffolds is circulating on social media with claims that it shows the construction of fake rice pyramids in Nigeria's capital Abuja as part of a government partnership with farmers. Users accuse the local governor of building the fake pyramids to mislead people about Nigeria's rice production capacity. However, the claim is false: the photo was taken in 2018 in Ogun state, Nigeria. There is no evidence that the actual rice pyramids in Abuja were inflated with a wooden structure.